Sedum ternatum

Steve Marak
Wed, 18 May 2005 21:16:40 PDT

It's native here too (NW Arkansas) and grows well in several spots around the
yard, all in shade to dappled shade, ranging from moderate moisture in summer
to quite dry (everything has plenty of water in spring). I've seen it in many
situations in the wild - it's "locally abundant" here - but never in one with
much direct sun other than at very low angles (early morning/late afternoon).  
Happens to be one of my wife's favorite understated/underused natives, and
she's tucked it in several places where she wanted a short shade groundcover.  
Sorry I can't offer better advice - its the obverse of the squeaky wheel thing,
its reward for being so easy here is not much attention.


On Wed, 18 May 2005, wrote:

> Dennis - it's very happy here, in my yard, in dry dappled shade.  I got it
> from a friend who was using it as a groundcover around her big old black
> locusts (not much will grow there), and now have big drifts under a
> mulberry and facing down some rhododendrons. Perhaps you're being too kind
> to yours?
> Ellen Hornig
> Original Message:
> -----------------
> From: Dennis Kramb
> Subject: [pbs] Sedum ternatum
> I'm going out on a limb here to see if anyone grows Sedum ternatum.  It's 
> native to Eastern North America, and I can barely keep it alive in my 
> garden.  I'd like to know if anyone else has it, and what are they doing to 
> get it to thrive?  I just found a local population and I picked a small 
> piece to try in my yard.  But I have 5+ year old examples from mail order 
> nurseries that are just barely surviving still.....
> Dennis in Cincinnati

-- Steve Marak

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